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An introduction to Shape DynamicsQMAP Seminar
|Speaker: ||Henrique Gomes, Phys Dept, UCDavis|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Tue, Feb 21 2012, 4:10PM|
Shape Dynamics is a theory dynamically equivalent to 3+1 vacuum General Relativity in a certain restriction of phase space. However, it has a different set of symmetries. It trades refoliation invariance, present in GR, for local 3-dimensional conformal invariance. Here we will give a brief introduction to the construction of Shape Dynamics. With time we will incorporate matter and discuss uniqueness.